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Obituary for Kyle Wayne Wadsworth
Kyle Wayne Wadsworth came into the world 2 weeks early on the evening of January 31, 1980 in Jamestown, New York. He had an older brother, Shelby, who was born 2 ½ years before. He had the privilege of living his first 8 years in Scandia, Pennsylvania, a small village located in the northwestern part of Pennsylvania in the Allegheny Mountains. He attended the 2 room school house in Scandia until November, 1988, when his dad was hired by United Airlines and moved the family to San Bruno, California.
For the next 7 years Kyle and his family lived in the Bay area, settling in Pacifica. After attending public school in San Bruno for the second semester of 3rd grade, Kyle was enrolled in Alma Heights Christian Academy in Pacifica, where he attended through 8th grade. When he was 10 ½ years, Kyle was blessed with a younger brother, Mark, who was 8 years old when he came to be a part of the family.
In February, 1995, Kyle’s family moved to Denver, where his father was based with United Airlines. Kyle was homeschooled for 9th and 10th grades, completed 11th and 12th grades at Bennett High School where he graduated. Right after graduation, Kyle and his close friend, Daniel Mauck, from California went to Scotland. They spent roughly 2 weeks touring Scotland on mountain bikes. He loved the mountains of Colorado and loved trekking the world. He enlisted in the Navy in his mid 20’s; however after injuring his ankle, was medically discharged after a year.
As a young boy in Pennsylvania, Kyle played Babe Ruth baseball for several years, played basketball and soccer in California, was on the wrestling team and a member of FFA at Bennett. He played piano for several years, was accomplished in horsemanship, and even did bull-riding in High School Rodeo for a season.
When Kyle turned 8 years, he had the opportunity to attend Miracle Mountain Ranch, a Christian horse camp, every summer for the next 9 years. It was at this ranch that Kyle received Jesus Christ as his Savior. He subsequently made the decision to be baptized approximately 4 years later while living in San Bruno, California.
Kyle loved the rugged outdoors; he loved hunting and fishing. Elk camp was his passion; the camaraderie of hunting with his father, brothers, cousins, and friends was an annual affair. He developed a love affair with the rugged wilderness of Alaska after going there with his dad around the age of 13. In later summers, Kyle went up north several times to work on salmon fishing boats.
Kyle carried on the electrical trade that was passed to him by his father and grand-father. He worked as an electrician in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts, Alaska, and ultimately starting his own business in Barrow, Alaska.
Kyle was a man extremely loyal to family and friends. His tender heart and gentle spirit shone through his rough exterior. He was generous to a fault. He possessed a strong work ethic, was a man of integrity, faith in God, and exhibited a quick wit and an incredible sense of humor. Lana, his yellow lab, was the love of his life; and it was obvious the affections were mutual. She wouldn’t let Kyle out of her sight.
There is a quote that fittingly describes Kyle’s approach to life; “Moderation is for cowards.” He will be profoundly missed.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, contributions can be made to Mountain View Fellowship or Teen Challenge, please go to memorial contributions below for additional information and mailing address, please place Kyle Wadsworth Memorial on memo line of check.